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Lead Business Evaluation

Date: 11-Jun-2019

Location: Perth, WA, AU, 6000

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

About South32


South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America.

We are also the owner of a high-grade zinc, lead and silver development option in North America and have several partnerships with junior explorers with a focus on base metals.

Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come.

We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources.


Reporting to the Group Manager Business Evaluation the role of Lead Business Evaluation is responsible for identifying and technically evaluating opportunities in support of South32’s acquisition led growth ambitions.

This role leads technical evaluation of mining opportunities and supports the Corporate Development team in undertaking Due Diligence, valuations and pursing M&A opportunities.




  • Undertaking high quality evaluations of mining opportunities in support of South32’s acquisition led growth ambitions. Focus area of expertise being Mining and Processing.
  • Working with Corporate Development to prioritize opportunities and progressing through a stage gated valuation process
  • Ensuring that the appropriate opportunities and risks are reflected in the economic analysis. For more advanced projects this role will lead specific technical studies, engaging and managing external consultants.
  • In support of evaluations maintain a database of relevant cost and performance benchmarks
  • Leading and or participating in due diligence reviews in support of acquisitions & divestments
  • Supporting commercial negotiations through expert technical advice




  • Bachelor’s degree in a science/engineering discipline, preferably mining or metallurgical engineering.
  • Substantial years Mining industry experience to include expertise in the technical areas of Mining and Process Engineering along with international working exposure to multiple styles of mining, locations and commodities (with a preference towards base metals)
  • Preferably experience in a consulting role providing technical advice
  • Experience with Resource Modelling, mine design, process design, project scheduling and associated cost estimation
  • Preferably experience with mining industry valuations  
  • Demonstrable ability to develop insights from multiple sources of, often, ambiguous and unstructured information
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with peers and senior management



Our culture


At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We’re focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.

We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.

South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.

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